2012 PINOT NOIR
Ruppert Pinot Noir 2012 is a wine of fruit and spice. Cherries and sweet raspberries mingle with a slight hint of the spices from the barrel maturation. The fruits fill the palate as well, with nutmeg, aniseed, and lightly toasted coffee.
Aroma: Cherries, raspberry, spice
Taste: Medium body, well balanced. Fruity without being overbearing, cherry, raspberry, prunes, nutmeg, aniseed, coffee.
Dish: Pörkölt, Gulyás, Mediterranean dishes, Pizza, pasta
Cheese: Comte, light Cheddar
Temperature: 16 - 18ºC
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
A gateway between East and West, Hungary's wine culture as well as its cuisine and language, is the remarkable confluence of foreign elements into something unique.
The appellation: Villany. The Southern Hungarian town of Villány has supported highly organized grape-culture since before the Romans. After Ottoman occupation, German settlers were invited to reinvigorate the dwindling population and with them came innovations in grape growing and wine making. The warmth of the southerly slopes is enhanced by the hot air from the Mediterranean, and the soils are rich in geothermic heat-sources and water, which nourishes the vines during the hot, often dry growing season.